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Submandibular swelling differential diagnosis

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Increased fluid: Synovial swelling is increased joint fluid within the joint. There is a large differential which would include trauma, inflammatory arthritis such as... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irving Lebovics
Specializes in Prosthodontics
See an Oral Surgeon: Such a swelling may be a result of a dental abcess, salivary gland disease, or a stone in the duct of the gland, or even in rare cases, a carcinoma. A... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 9 years experience
Sialolith: A salivary gland stone, iike a kidney stone seek treatment.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
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See oral surgeon: Unilateral swelling of this gland may include many different pathologies to include a sialolith (stone), and a visit to the oral surgeon is warranted.... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
NO: anorexia is not the cause...oral infection and on occasion submaxillary (saliva) gland swelling are more likely "the culprits"...Consult your Oral Hea... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Wisdom tooth: See a dentist, preferably an Oral Surgeon to determine in the tooth needs to be removed. Don't merely worry, act by getting it evaluated for palliativ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Hackett
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
3-4 weeks : It frequently takes some time for the gland to return entirely to normal. You should see your physician for an evaluation to look for a stone in the ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Oral Surgeon: It means what it says: your dentist suspects that a duct from a submandibular gland is blocked, and is sending you to a oral surgeon for further evalu... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Dentistry 42 years experience
Infection/ inflamef: Most of the time swelling of submandibular glands is related to an infection in the head/ neck area in the side of the head of the swollen gland. From... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Not major: usually unblocking a gland is a minor procedure. discuss with the provider prior to treatment

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